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Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Jon Barratt with the Head of Business at Barons Cambridge BMW and MINI Mike Toombs and Magpas Critical Care Paramedic Alex Pearce at the Magpas Operations Base - for the official launch of the Magpas rapid response BMWs
For the sixth year in a row, Barons Cambridge BMW are supporting Magpas Air Ambulance and the life-saving care the charity provides by road - as well as by air. It’s a perfectly matched partnership, with Baron’s reputation as class leaders in driving technology and Magpas, a charity renowned in the medical world for the pre-hospital emergency medical training they give to doctors and paramedics.
Earlier this week, Mike Toombs, Head of Business at Barons Cambridge BMW and MINI, arrived at the Magpas Operations Base to officially hand over two brand new BMW X3 rapid response vehicles, enabling the enhanced Magpas medical team to continue bringing hospital level care to patients in life threatening situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in Cambridgeshire, the East of England and beyond. By fully sponsoring one of the vehicles, Barons feel passionately about investing in the health and wellbeing of their local community; knowing the care provided by Magpas doesn’t just save lives, it can also help people to recover and return to a good quality of life.
At 5:50pm yesterday evening (27th), Magpas Doctor Richard Booker and Paramedic Steve Chambers landed in a rural part of Northampton, via the Magpas air ambulance. They were called by EMAS Ambulance Service to treat a woman who had fallen from a horse and was lying in a field.
The Magpas enhanced medical team assessed the patient (in her 40’s), who had suffered suspected serious injuries to her body. They gave her advanced pain relief (providing A&E level care at the scene), before flying her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Upon arrival, the woman was in a serious but stable condition.
The Helicopter crew who flew the patient and the medical team were Magpas Pilot Andy Figg and Crewmember Lee Kennedy.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Louise Cade and Magpas Air Ambulance Dr Andy Lindsay talk about road safety at The Duke of Bedford School assembly
It was around 3:30pm on 21st January 1994; Louise Cade and her sister Sally Cade and were coming home on the School bus, on what felt like just another normal school day. At the time, the family were living just outside Thorney near Peterborough. Six year old Sally and eight year old Louise got off the bus and waited for it to pull away.
Magpas Air Ambulance medics spent two days training with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to learn some of the advanced rescue skills needed to help people in life-threatening situations.
The two day training on 4th and 5th April formed part of a 2 week induction programme for new doctors and paramedics joining Magpas Air Ambulance. Joint training has been supported by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service for the many years but this year saw stronger links forged with the training team and a development of the programme. By collaborating during training the two services gain knowledge of how the other works before they are called to real-life emergency incidents across Cambridgeshire.
Led by Watch Commander Ben Fawcett, crews from the CFRS Training Centre based at Huntingdon Fire Station showed Magpas Air Ambulance team members how they extricate casualties trapped in cars and how they work in hazardous locations such as confined spaces and in, or near, water. Crews also practised working at height and firefighters from St Neots Fire Station helped familiarise the Magpas medics with procedures for working with dangerous substances and hazardous materials.
Dr Dwyer, one of the clinicians involved in the training, has joined Magpas Air Ambulance from Australia, while Andy Smith, an experienced Paramedic is refreshing his knowledge having served with the charity previously.
Commander Fawcett said, “Overall I believe the Training Centre staff got just as much out of the day as hopefully the Magpas Air Ambulance staff did and although we both have extremely high standards there is always room for improvement. What was really positive was how similar their staff are to our own in terms of passion, professionalism and even sense of humour.”
Associate Clinical Director at Magpas Air Ambulance, Dan Cody, said, “It’s really important for our medics to have the insight into the capabilities of partner emergency services and opportunity to practice these critical skills before they’re required in real emergencies. We’re very grateful for the help of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in supporting our training.”
At 3:10am in the early hours of this morning (24th), Magpas Doctor Ed Barnard and Paramedic Chris Hawkins arrived at the M1 southbound in Bedfordshire (between J12 and J13), via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response BMW. They had been called out, following a serious multi vehicle road traffic collision - involving 5x people.
The Magpas medical team assessed 3x patients, including a man (in his 20’s) who had suffered a head injury. They gave the patient a general anaesthetic at the roadside (providing him with A&E level care there and then). They then accompanied the man to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where upon arrival he was in a critical condition.
EEAST Ambulance Service paramedic crews, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service crews were also in attendance.
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Last updated: October 24, 2017
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